Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
The number of obese children and teenagers across the world has increased tenfold over the past four decades and it is estimated that about one in four 14-year-olds in the UK is either overweight or obese.
Children in homes where both parents are employed are more likely to be overweight compared to those from families where mothers stay at home.
These FAQs provide additional information on the research covered in our news story ‘Children’s BMI tends to be higher in homes where both parents work, new study finds‘ Where can I read the scientific paper? ‘The impact of maternal employment on children’s weight: Evidence from the UK’, by Emla Fitzsimons and Benedetta Pongiglione was published […]
Young people today are more likely to be depressed and to self-harm than they were 10 years ago, but antisocial behaviour and substance use – often thought to go hand-in-hand with mental ill-health – are on the decline.
Overweight and obese children who are physically inactive are more likely to have poor wellbeing than their more active peers who are a similar weight, according to a new study.
To coincide with the Millennium Cohort Study time use diary and accelerometer data release, CLS Survey Manager, Dr Emily Gilbert, discusses how the use of new technology has enabled us to gain new insights into the lives of the millennial generation.
People who exercise regularly are more likely to be satisfied with their lives, according to a new study.
Eleven-year-olds who have tried cigarettes or alcohol show signs of switching off from school and are more likely to get into trouble, according to findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).
Children who perform well at school at age 11 are more likely to use cannabis during their late teenage years, compared to those who show less academic promise.
Among women with young children, those in low-income households are more likely to exceed recommended levels on alcohol, according to a new study.
Young adults from working class homes are more likely to drink heavily if they smoked during their teenage years, whereas their middle class peers start drinking excessively if they go on to higher education.
The challenges facing first-time parents are examined in a new briefing paper from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
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